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Catalyst Festival 2014 – Building Community

Camping is not in my nature. I crave familiarity and comfort so being stuck in a field in a tent without a bed or couch in sight does little to help. I am hesitant to mention this as I want to encourage people to come to the Catalyst Festival... (more)

Catalyst Festival 2014 – The Nations

Life is busy and I’m often a ‘heads down’ sort of person, so I treasure the opportunity to meet up with our wider family at the Catalyst Festival and get a vision for the world again. For those who haven’t been, the... (more)

Prayer Ministry

In the gospels Jesus was known for his compassion as he taught in the synagogue and healed the sick.  Wherever he went, he brought relief to those who were suffering and oppressed as described in Mark 1:41-45, and also by Peter’s eyewitness... (more)

A Space for Parents to Relax

It may seem very insignificant really; a small group of women dotted around the crèche chatting, holding cups of coffee and cake, examining a toy with an excited toddler or shaking glitter onto a carefully applied splodge of pva glue. This is a... (more)

Friendship Matters

A question I often ask myself is this: Ian am I being a good friend here? I am having a hard time, the most difficult of my life. One of my children is very sick and the future uncertain. I need friends. Pain is often the point where you find... (more)

Scattering Joy In The City

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he... (more)

Everyone Can Play

Two of the things that gutted me as a child were being picked last (and reluctantly!) for football, or, in the case of bigger kids, being told I was too little, too ginger or too annoying to be allowed to join in. I deeply wanted to be included... (more)

Hullabaloo Zoo Day 3

Sadly, today was the last day of the Hullabaloo Zoo! We all had an amazing but tiring day hearing about Jesus – the Lion and the Lamb. We started the day with a messy game involving alphabet soup and then had a time of crazy worship with... (more)

Hullabaloo Zoo Day 2

Today was day two of the Hullabaloo holiday club! It was wonderful to see so many children back for the second time, and behaviour today was just as good as yesterday with all the children engaged in what was going on. The messy game this... (more)

Hullabaloo Zoo Day 1

Today we opened the Zoo to 71 children! The day went amazingly well, with everyone joining in and having fun. Most importantly, all of the children went home having heard about God’s love for them. In the morning, the children arrived at... (more)

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